Facilities Management Handbook

4th Edition

Editors: Frank Booty
Paperback ISBN: 9780750689779
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 5th March 2009
Page Count: 464


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Now in this fourth edition, the Facilities Management Handbook has been fully updated from the acclaimed previous editions, continuing its status as an invaluable resource to those working in facilities management, whether just starting out or as seasoned campaigners and practitioners.

Information is presented in a clear and logical way, offering easy-to-find advice and best practice information that’s essential in guaranteeing the safe, efficient and cost-effective running of any facilities function.

Many sections have been completely revised, such as the chapters on complying with health and safety and property law. Other information on workplace facilities has been brought completely up to date in line with legal compliance and strategic policies to create a reliable and accurate overview of the role of today’s facilities manager.

This up-to-date and revised handbook will be a key guide for the changing times that are ahead.

Key Features

  • Clearly explains UK Health & Safety legislation providing unambiguous information needed for legal compliance
  • Gives an overview to the diverse duties covered by a facilities manager, eliminating the need for separate references
  • Includes checklists and sources of further information for easy-to-find advice


Professionals responsible for facilities, services provision and health & safety in the workplace such as facilities managers, estate managers and building services managers.

Table of Contents

Foreword (Written by Richard Byatt, on behalf of the BIFM); Part 1 Complying with the Law; Complying with health and safety law; Complying with the law on staff, casual and contract workers; Complying with property law; Part 2 Managing your business effectively; Financial management; Risk management; Business continuity; Outsourcing; Transport policies; IT and communications; Part 3 The Built Environment; Workplace facilities; Space design and management; Access, safety and security; Maintenance and repair


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About the Editor

Frank Booty

Affiliations and Expertise

Former editor, Facilities Management, UK